BBs and b-balls

By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008

Holmes was busted twice before, once for a domestic-violence rap involving the mother of one of his three children, LaShae Boone, and the other a walking-while-black deal that occurred when he got caught up in a police sweep in South Beach. Both charges were eventually dropped.

This time around, he got pulled over when police, working on a tip, were searching for an SUV with a “large amount of narcotics” in it. They didn’t find a huge stash, but did find three blunts. Holmes denied smoking that night but did say he had been smoking in his truck the day before. He was charged with possession, good for 25 points on our board.

Oddly enough, one officer, Pittsburgh Police Sergeant James Vogel, seemed so taken with Holmes’s “polite and respectful” demeanor that he campaigned for Holmes to avoid suspension. “We wouldn’t expect a steelworker to be laid off or suspended,” said Vogel. Gee, wonder if he’s a Steelers fan?

When he's not googling "sorority panic" and "pansy arrest," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached

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